イスラエルのソフトがサウジのジャーナリスト追跡に使われた: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年11月08日

イスラエルのソフトがサウジのジャーナリスト追跡に使われた

FARSNEWS2018/11/7
US Whistle-Blower: Israeli Software Was Used to Track Saudi Journalist
TEHRAN (FNA)- US whistle-blower Edward Snowden accused the Israel cyber intelligence firm NSO Group Technologies of "selling a digital burglary tool" which he claimed had been used to track Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in Turkey last month.

Technology made by an Israeli company was used to target groups of journalists in Mexico and other problematic areas, including Khashoggi, Snowden, who leaked classified NSA information, told a conference in Israel on Tuesday.

The whistle-blower spoke via video conference from an undisclosed location in Russia at an event organized by Israeli-based strategic, corporate, tech and financial communications firm OH! Orenstein Hoshen.

He accused NSO firm of “selling a digital burglary tool” and stressed that even if some good actors are using their software, “it is not just being used for catching criminals and stopping terrorist attacks…not just for saving lives, but for making money…such a level of recklessness…actually starts costing lives”.

It was NSO’s software, he stated, that was used to track Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkish city of Istanbul early October.

FARSNEWS2018/10/29
Arab Daily: Hi-Tech Israeli Spyware Transferred to S. Arabia
TEHRAN (FNA)- A leading Arab newspaper reported that Saudi Arabia has signed a secret contract with Israel, mediated by a western country, to buy advanced spying equipment.

The Arabic-language Khaleej Online news website reported on Monday that the talks between Riyadh and Tel Aviv on the purchase of the spyware were held in the Western states, including Britain and the US, adding that Washington is fully aware of the contents and results of the negotiations.

According to the report, the contract is worth $250mln and a number of spying devices have been transferred to Riyadh and a technical team has been sent to train the Saudis on how to operate the equipment.

Relevant reports said earlier this year that Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman had quietly fostered closer ties with Israel, taking a particular interest in Israeli cyber-surveillance technology and hi-tech weaponry as well as thawing relations between the two intelligence communities.

In September, Saudi Arabia was reported to have cut a deal though US mediation to buy Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system to deploy along its border with Yemen. Israel denied any such deal had been signed.

Israeli tech firms are also reportedly in talks with Saudi Arabia that could see them set up operations in Neom, bin Salman's proposed $500bn "mega-city of the future," while Saudi Arabia's intelligence services are reported to be using Israeli spyware to spy on dissidents in other countries.

In November 2017, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said that Tel Aviv had had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia, a first disclosure by a senior Israeli official of such dialogue.
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